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Are extreme dry eyes a symptom of type 2 diabetes? what is

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Are extreme dry eyes a symptom of type 2 diabetes? what is the best treatment, I have
tried several otc eye drops, but nothing seems to help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Dry eyes can be caused by the type 2 diabetes in some cases.

Dr. D.J. :

Usually this is caused by the destruction of the tear glands.

Dr. D.J. :

Sjogren's syndrome is one such condition which can cause tear gland destruction.

Dr. D.J. :

Rarely, this can be a manifestation of infiltrative lymphoma.

Dr. D.J. :

Another possibility can be the inflammation of the eye lid glands ( blepharitis).

Dr. D.J. :

Blepharitis can be treated with baby shampoo.

Dr. D.J. :

You need to massage the eye lids with baby shampoo for about 2 minute during warm water shower daily.

Dr. D.J. :

Artificial tears containing cellulose may be effective.

Dr. D.J. :

You have tried several.

Dr. D.J. :

In that case, prescription medication known a cyclosporin eye drops are safe and effective way to treat dry eyes.

Dr. D.J. :

Fish oil supplements up to 3 grams daily also has been shown to help with this problem.

Dr. D.J. :

Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr. D.J. : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Dr. D.J. : Hi there,
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr. D.J. : Dry eyes can be caused by the type 2 diabetes in some cases.
Dr. D.J. : Usually this is caused by the destruction of the tear glands.
Dr. D.J. : Sjogren's syndrome is one such condition which can cause tear gland destruction.
Dr. D.J. : Rarely, this can be a manifestation of infiltrative lymphoma.
Dr. D.J. : Another possibility can be the inflammation of the eye lid glands ( blepharitis).
Dr. D.J. : Blepharitis can be treated with baby shampoo.
Dr. D.J. : You need to massage the eye lids with baby shampoo for about 2 minute during warm water shower daily.
Dr. D.J. : Artificial tears containing cellulose may be effective.
Dr. D.J. : You have tried several.
Dr. D.J. : In that case, prescription medication known a cyclosporin eye drops are safe and effective way to treat dry eyes.
Dr. D.J. : Fish oil supplements up to 3 grams daily also has been shown to help with this problem.
Dr. D.J. : Best wishes,
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